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Quince vs. Currant — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Quince and Currant

  • The amount of Vitamin C, and Fiber in Currant is higher than in Quince.
  • Currant covers your daily Vitamin C needs 29% more than Quince.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Quinces, raw and Currants, red and white, raw.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Quince
1
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Contains more Copper +21.5%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Iron +42.9%
Contains more Magnesium +62.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +158.8%
Contains more Potassium +39.6%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +475%
Equal in Selenium - 0.6
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 27% 6% 8% 18% 1% 2% 44% 0% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 38% 10% 19% 25% 1% 7% 36% 25% 4%
Contains more Copper +21.5%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Iron +42.9%
Contains more Magnesium +62.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +158.8%
Contains more Potassium +39.6%
Contains less Sodium -75%
Contains more Zinc +475%
Equal in Selenium - 0.6

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Quince
2
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Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +26.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +173.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +75%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Equal in Vitamin A - 42
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 0% 0% 50% 5% 7% 4% 5% 10% 3% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 2% 0% 137% 10% 12% 2% 4% 17% 6% 0% 28%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +26.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +173.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +75%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Equal in Vitamin A - 42

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Quince
1
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Contains more Carbs +10.9%
Contains more Protein +250%
Contains more Fats +100%
Contains more Other +62.5%
Equal in Carbs - 13.8
Equal in Water - 83.95
15% 84%
Protein: 0.4 g
Fats: 0.1 g
Carbs: 15.3 g
Water: 83.8 g
Other: 0.4 g
14% 84%
Protein: 1.4 g
Fats: 0.2 g
Carbs: 13.8 g
Water: 83.95 g
Other: 0.65 g
Contains more Carbs +10.9%
Contains more Protein +250%
Contains more Fats +100%
Contains more Other +62.5%
Equal in Carbs - 13.8
Equal in Water - 83.95

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Quince
2
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Contains less Saturated Fat -41.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +28.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +76%
10% 38% 52%
Saturated Fat: 0.01 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.036 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.05 g
13% 21% 66%
Saturated Fat: 0.017 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.028 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.088 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -41.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +28.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +76%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Quince Currant
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Quince Currant Opinion
Net carbs 13.4g 9.5g Quince
Protein 0.4g 1.4g Currant
Fats 0.1g 0.2g Currant
Carbs 15.3g 13.8g Quince
Calories 57kcal 56kcal Quince
Fructose 3.53g Currant
Sugar 7.37g Quince
Fiber 1.9g 4.3g Currant
Calcium 11mg 33mg Currant
Iron 0.7mg 1mg Currant
Magnesium 8mg 13mg Currant
Phosphorus 17mg 44mg Currant
Potassium 197mg 275mg Currant
Sodium 4mg 1mg Currant
Zinc 0.04mg 0.23mg Currant
Copper 0.13mg 0.107mg Quince
Manganese 0.186mg Currant
Selenium 0.6µg 0.6µg
Vitamin A 40IU 42IU Currant
Vitamin A RAE 2µg 2µg
Vitamin E 0.1mg Currant
Vitamin C 15mg 41mg Currant
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.04mg Currant
Vitamin B2 0.03mg 0.05mg Currant
Vitamin B3 0.2mg 0.1mg Quince
Vitamin B5 0.081mg 0.064mg Quince
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 0.07mg Currant
Folate 3µg 8µg Currant
Vitamin K 11µg Currant
Saturated Fat 0.01g 0.017g Quince
Monounsaturated Fat 0.036g 0.028g Quince
Polyunsaturated fat 0.05g 0.088g Currant

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Quince Currant
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
7%
Quince
18%
Currant
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
11%
Quince
17%
Currant

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Quince
Quince is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.37g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Quince
Quince is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.007g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Currant
Currant contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Currant
Currant is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is cheaper?
Currant
Currant is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Currant
Currant is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Currant
Currant is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Quince - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168163/nutrients
  2. Currant - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173964/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.